Falcons fly through Woodview

2016-05-19 06:00
The Verulam Falcons participants. Photo: supplied

The Verulam Falcons participants. Photo: supplied

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STRONG contingent of Checkout Verulam Falcons participated in the popular Woodview Half Marathon and 10km races over the past weekend.

The races were held in Mount Edgecombe last Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 May, with the runner-friendly course set out to circle the Mount Edgecombe golf course before heading north to Ottawa.

The route was welcomed by all runners in the field, and together with the fabulous weather, served as a good cocktail for pleasurable running a meager fortnight before the Comrades Marathon at the end of the month.

Team Falcons were led by Mzamaleni Ngcobo in a comfortable time of 1:25 – just one minute ahead of second place Joseph Mangwagule.

The tenacious Val Naidu was the leading half marathon Falcons female runner, who finished in a brilliant time of 2:05.

The day, however, belonged to walking maestro Eddie Singh, who was placed 3rd overall amongst walkers in the 10km event and finished in a time of 1:07.

He was followed by Premi Reddy in a time of 1:22.

The diminutive Sophie Ismail led the 10km runners in a great time of 56 minutes, and she was followed four minutes later by Felokwakhe Nxumalo in 1 hour.

The full Falcons results are as follows :

21km results

Mzamaleni Ngcobo 1: 25, Joseph Mangwagule 1:26, Bala Govender 1:51, Logan Pillai 1:57, Yunus Doba 2:01, Sagren Reddy 2:01, Val Naidu 2 :05, Bheki Ncube 2 :10, Farouk Kadwa 2:15, Ashwin Bedesi 2:15, Vitasha Ramnarain 2 :18, Sanjeev Rupnarain 2 :18, Mike Padaychee 2:20, Amras Moodley 2 :21, Ignatuis Nehore 2:22, Rogani Moodley 2 :30, Sharon Sivapurshad 2 :35, KB Chain 2:44, Mumsy Reddy 2 :45, Joyce Moonsamy 2 :53

10km runners results

Sophie Ismail 0 :56, Felokwakhe Nxumalo 1 :00, Anuradha Nehore 1:04, Pat Govender 1 :05, Nirmala Govender 1 :24, Nikhil Ramnarain 1 :32, Maureen Gordon 1 :32

10km walkers results

Eddie Singh 1 :07, Premi Reddy 1 :22, Dan Moonsamy 1 :27, Mogie Padaychee 1 :30, Ebrahim Asmal 1 :42, Fawzia Kadwa 1 :59, Zubeda Hoopdaar

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